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Auto-Decompression - Preserved Neurological Function in Bilateral Cervical Facet Dislocations.

T Ó Doinn, A J Hughes, D P Ahern, J McDonnell, E Kavanagh, S Morris, J S Butler,

Introduction Bilateral cervical facet dislocation (BCFD) is an uncommon injury with a high incidence of severe neurological impairment. We describe 4 cases of BCFD with preserved neurological function. Case 1: A 78-year-old female who suffered two ground level falls (GLFs). Pre-operative American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) Score was C5D. Imaging ... Read more >>

Ir Med J (Irish medical journal)
[2020, 113(7):131]

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Appendicitis risk prediction models in children presenting with right iliac fossa pain (RIFT study): a prospective, multicentre validation study.

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BACKGROUND:Acute appendicitis is the most common surgical emergency in children. Differentiation of acute appendicitis from conditions that do not require operative management can be challenging in children. This study aimed to identify the optimum risk prediction model to stratify acute appendicitis risk in children. METHODS:We did a rapid review to ... Read more >>

Lancet Child Adolesc Health (The Lancet. Child & adolescent health)
[2020, 4(4):271-280]

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Evaluation of appendicitis risk prediction models in adults with suspected appendicitis.

A Bhangu, ,

BACKGROUND:Appendicitis is the most common general surgical emergency worldwide, but its diagnosis remains challenging. The aim of this study was to determine whether existing risk prediction models can reliably identify patients presenting to hospital in the UK with acute right iliac fossa (RIF) pain who are at low risk of ... Read more >>

Br J Surg (The British journal of surgery)
[2020, 107(1):73-86]

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Trapezium fracture: a common clinical mimic of scaphoid fracture.

B Gibney, M C Murphy, D P Ahern, D Hynes, P J MacMahon,

PURPOSE:Fractures of the trapezium are rarely diagnosed on plain radiographs after acute wrist trauma. High-resolution cross-sectional imaging identifies fractures of the trapezium as the most common radiographically occult carpal bone fracture. We review the fracture frequency, mechanisms and patterns of trapezium fractures. METHODS:Cone beam CT was performed in patients with ... Read more >>

Emerg Radiol (Emergency radiology)
[2019, 26(5):531-540]

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Operative Management of Perinatal Lumbar Disc Herniation and Cauda Equina Syndrome: A Case Series

D P Ahern, D Gibbons, M Dodds, M Timlin, N Cassidy, S Morris, K Synnott, J S Butler,

Introduction Perinatal lumbar discectomy for lumbar disc herniation or cauda equina syndrome is a rare clinical scenario. This case series outlines the surgical management of this clinical scenario at a national tertiary referral centre over a 10-year period Methods A retrospective review of all females who underwent discectomy / decompression for lumbar disc ... Read more >>

Ir Med J (Irish medical journal)
[2018, 111(10):843]

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